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About Det 840

AFROTC DET 840 2019

AFROTC DET 840 TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY 2019

Our Detachment

 

AFROTC Detachment 840 is located in scenic, hilly San Marcos on the beautiful campus of Texas State University. Texas State boasts a diverse and growing student body, emerging research institution status, extensive natural habitats including the San Marcos River and San Marcos Springs and Spring Lake, and 3500-acre Freeman Ranch. 
 
Detachment 840 won the coveted Right of Line award in the fall of 1994, and in 2000 it was named the top detachment in the nation. Our detachment is made up of highly successful cadets and has many distinguished alumni, including  Maj. Clark “Buck” Rodgers, former Thunderbirds lead solo pilot; and Maj. Rusty Keen, former second in command of the Thunderbirds.
 
Our current cadet wing has an enrollment of approximately 120 cadets, plus active duty staff.

Detachment 840 Distinguished Alumni

General Robert L. Rutherford

General Robert L. Rutherford

Class of 1961

General (Retired) Robert L. Rutherford was the commander in chief of the United States Transportation Command, and commander of the Air Force's Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill. As a unified command commander in chief, he was responsible to the secretary of defense for the nation's defense transportation requirements. He exercised command over service transportation components from the Army, Navy and Air Force. As commander of AMC, he provided operationally trained, equipped and mission-ready air mobility forces to support U.S. requirements.

Lt. General Giovanni K. Tuck

Lt. General Giovanni K. Tuck

Class of 1987

Lt. Gen. Giovanni K. Tuck is the Director for Logistics, Joint Staff, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va. As the J4, he integrates logistics planning and execution in support of global operations and assists the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in fulfilling his responsibilities as the principal military advisor to the President and Secretary of Defense.

General Mark D. Kelly

General Mark D. Kelly

Class of 1986

Gen. Mark D. Kelly is the Commander, Air Combat Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. As the commander, he is responsible for organizing, training, equipping and maintaining combat-ready air, space, cyber and intelligence forces for rapid deployment and employment while ensuring strategic air defense forces are ready to meet the challenges of peacetime air sovereignty and wartime defense.

Maj. General Robert D. Labrutta

Maj. General Robert D. Labrutta

Class of 1989

Maj. Gen. (Retired) Robert D. LaBrutta was the Director of Military Force Management Policy, Deputy Chief of Staff for Manpower, Personnel and Services, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. The directorate is responsible for establishing military force management policies for more than 500,000 total force personnel. These policies guide the accession, assignment, evaluation, skills analysis and management, promotion, readiness, retraining, retention, separation, and retirement of the Air Force's human capital. 

Brig. General F. Randall Starbuck

Brig. General F. Randall Starbuck

Class of 1972

Brig. Gen. (Retired) F. Randall Starbuck was the vice commander, 21st Air Force, McGuire Air Force Base, N.J. Twenty-first Air Force commands and assured the combat readiness of assigned air mobility forces over the Atlantic half of the globe -- from the Mississippi River to Calcutta, India.

Brig. General John E. Michel

Brig. General John E. Michel

Class of 1987

Brig. Gen. John E. Michel is the Commanding General, NATO Air Training Command-Afghanistan; NATO Training Mission/Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan; and Commander, 438th Air Expeditionary Wing, Kabul, Afghanistan.